7 Steps to the Perfect Pedicure at Home
Anyone who knows me, may know that I have seriously dry feet and heels. I got it from my Papa! (love you Dad!). And it’s definitely helped along by the amount I wear thongs (flip-flops) and that I have my feet in salt water or sand a lot of the time. So I have always been aware of them and of the fact that if I leave them too long without any tender loving care, they go to the next level of dryness. I’m talking splits that make it hard to walk across grass without wincing in pain. My husband and I have had a running joke that we definitely weren’t meant to foot models in this lifetime! So the humble pedicure is on my radar and although it’s nice to go and have one at the spa, time and money can impede that process sometimes. So I like to do a little pampering at home to keep the tootsies nice following these 7 steps.
Remove any nail polish you have on your toenails. Clip your nails and then give them a little file to make them smooth on the edges.
Soak your feet in a nice warm bath or foot spa for around 5 minutes. I think it’s a good excuse to have a nice relaxing bath while you soften up your feet. Push your cuticles back either with a tool or use a flannel.
Give your feet a nice rub with a body scrub until they’re nice and smooth. Try this home-made Coffee Body Scrub. Then pop your feet back into the water to wash off any excess.
While your skin is still soft, use a foot file or pumice stone to gently file away any dead skin or callouses on your feet. Don’t overdo it though as the skin can harden up to try and protect itself. And you don’t want that!
Use your fave foot cream all over your feet and then pop some socks on to keep the moisture in. I like to do this overnight and then do the following 2 steps in the morning.
Using a nail-buffer, buff the nails as well as you can. This will give the polish a nice smooth surface to go on.
Apply a base coat and allow to dry. Find your fave coloured polish and apply 2 coats. Finish with a top coat and you’re good to go. Just try and keep still while the polish is drying to avoid smudging (I am terrible at that!).
So there you go, 7 steps to a Perfect Pedicure at home. You’ll be ready to flash those tootsies all over the place now. And in my case, walk over grass without shoes on and smile.